7 days in Newcastle, Coffs Harbour & Gold Coast Itinerary

7 days in Newcastle, Coffs Harbour & Gold Coast Itinerary

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7 days in Newcastle, Coffs Harbour & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h
1
Newcastle
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You've now added Fort Scratchley to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Fort Scratchley.

Plan my day in Newcastle using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Sydney to Newcastle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April in Newcastle, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Coffs Harbour.
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Fort Scratchley ©
Fort Scratchley

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get great views at Forest Sky Pier.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour visit planner .

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Coffs Harbour takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.
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Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Coot-tha Lookout, City Botanic Gardens, SkyPoint Observation Deck, and other attractions you added. Venture out of the city with trips to Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, & more). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast travel route app .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In April in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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